Fridtjof Nansen’s 150th Anniversary!
Fridtjof Nansen was born 150 years ago on October 10, 1861. Many special events will be arranged in Norway and abroad in celebration of the anniversary. NORLA contributes by granting subsidies for the translation of several of Nansen’s books that are being published in foreign languages this year:
“The First Crossing of Greenland”. The book, which is translated by Davide Sapienza, has just been published in Italian by the publishing house, Galaad Edizoni.
A Spanish edition of the book, translated by Mario Puertas Muñoz, will be released later this year by Interfolio S. L.
“Through Siberia – The Land of the Future” will be published in Russian by the publishing house, Igra Slov and translated by Natalia Budur.
On October 25-30, several days will be devoted to the celebration of Nansen in Moscow, where the author and Nansen expert Carl Emil Vogt, among others, will participate. Vogt will also present his new biography, “Fridtjof Nansen. The Man and the World” (Published by Cappelen Damm, 2011).
The author and illustrator Bjørn Ousland recently visited St. Petersburg to speak about his children’s books on Fridtjof Nansen and Roald Amundsen. He was invited by the General Consulate and the Regional Chilldren’s Library. Click here for further information (in Russian).
NORLA also subsidizes the translation of Berit Tolleshaug’s book, “Fridtjof Nansen. A Norwegian Hero in a Greek Tragedy,” which will be published in Greek by the publishing house, Kyriakos Provatidis, and translated by Kiriaki Papadopoulou Samuelsen.
For an overview of already published books by Nansen in foreign languages, search the National Library’s database, NORBOK, Norsk bokfortegnelse – Norvegica extranea.
An overview of forthcoming Norwegian releases on the occasion of Nansen’s anniversary is available (in Norwegian) here.
Click here for an (Norwegian) overview of Nansen-related events in Norway.